Improved child care centre coming to Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School in Brampton

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Published November 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Brampton residents are going to be getting a new child care space.

The Province has announced it is investing in the renovation of the child care centre at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School.

The renovation is intended to help provide additional, licensed child care spaces for Ontario families.

“Working families deserve access to affordable high-quality child care for their kids,” Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, said in a news release. “By investing in building additional child care spaces at Holy Spirit CES in Brampton, our Government is supporting families and preparing their children for lifelong success.”

As part of the renovation, there will be 49 new licensed child care spaces, and three new child care rooms.

“On behalf of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees, I would like to thank the Ministry of Education for funding this much-needed child care centre at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School,” Sharon Hobin, chair of the Board of Trustees of Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, said in the same release. “It will be welcomed by families in the community.”

Additionally, the Province has committed to spending $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over five years.

Further, the Province is providing a 20 per cent enhancement of the Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses tax credit for 2021, which will increase support from $1,250 to $1,500 per family, on average.

This is expected to provide approximately $75 million in additional support for the 2021 child care expenses of over 300,000 families.

However, when it comes to the federal government’s $10-per-day child care plan, Ontario remains the lone provincial hold out.

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